Plié and pirouette to better health and fitness with Grand Rapids Ballet’s adult ballet classes.
Inspired at the age of five to learn to dance after seeing Michael Jackson on television, James Sofranko had no idea he was about to begin training for a future career as a professional ballet dancer– or that he would eventually end up in Grand Rapids.
Looking forward to a long holiday weekend? So are we. If you’ve finished your Christmas shopping, decked your halls and have your holiday menu planned, head out and enjoy one of the many fun events taking place this weekend. You can also enjoy some holiday memories from the comfort of your own home this weekend.
Choreographer Brian Enos took on the classic Christmas tale, “A Christmas Carol,” for the first time this year and he is excited for audiences to see the final product, which debuts Thursday evening with a benefit performance for Ronald McDonald House.
Val Caniparoli jokes that he’s a “Nutcracker” machine. A choreographer for companies all over the world, Caniparoli was in Grand Rapids before Thanksgiving to update his choreography for the Grand Rapids Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker,” which opens Dec. 1 at DeVos Performance Hall.